1. Getting to Know One Another  
2. Understanding Feelings  
3. Understanding Cancer  
4. Coping with Change  
5. Learning to Relax  
6. Appreciating Ourselves and Our Families  
7. Strengthening Family Communication  
8. Solving Problems  
9. Learning to be Assertive  
10. Learning to Negotiate  
11. Putting it All Together  
12. Saying Goodbye  

Session 12: Saying Goodbye

This session helps group members say goodbye to one another, and provides children with a positive framework for thinking about the cycle of life and death. The session begins with a discussion in which participants share their thoughts and feelings about the group experience. The children then discuss what it means to say "goodbye" via a story (The Fall of Freddie the Leaf). This is followed by a creative activity in which participants make and exchange mementos.

Younger children create paper bag puppets for exchange, and older children put together memory booklets. The session may also include a farewell ritual (awarding of certificates or the release of balloons) and a party.

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